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   Last updated: June 06, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

CopyReady - User's Guide

 

Mac software CopyReady

 

 

7. Version 2

There are a few major changes and improvements with Version 2.  One major improvement is that a preview canvas is available to each copy item.  If it's an image copy item, it will have a small canvas displaying the graphic.  (See Screenshot 7-1.)  If it's a text copy item, it will have a canvas displaying a common label with a T symbol.  (See Screenshot 7-2.)

 

 

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Screenshot 7-1

 

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Screenshot 7-2

 

 

As you may notice, the preview canvas for each image copy item displays a stretched image to entirely fit the area.  That's the default setting.  If you want the preview canvas to resize the graphic, go to Preferences.  Under the Settings tab, find a new box labeled Preview.  (See Screenshot 7-3.)  In order to resize each picture, simply choose Resize in the box.  Furthermore, you have an option of bordering each preview canvas.

 

 

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Screenshot 7-3

 

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Screenshot 7-4

 

 

Another major change has to do with image copy items.  When you right-button-click on an image copy item and choose Show It, CopyReady will open the Properties window.  (See Screenshot 7-5.)  The Graphic Viewer is now completely independent, so this window can be freely resized.  The Properties window lets you resize the image easily.  When the Graphic Viewer opens, it will pass the original resolution of the image and also the location of itself (Graphic Viewer) to the Properties window.  In order to resize the image, simply enter a number and then press Return.  Furthermore, after closing the Properties window, if you want it back, choose Image > Show Properties.

 

 

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Screenshot 7-5

 

 

 

 

8. Version 2.2

If you right-button-click (or control-click) on an image copy item (Image copy items are all in orange.), you can choose Show It to display it with the graphic viewer.  Along with the graphic viewer, the Properties window will open.  With this version update, notice that there's a new field on the Properties window available.  'Z' stands for the zoom ratio and tells you the current window size relative to the original dimensions.  A new control item that is also newly available on the  Properties window is a drop-down menu.  This drop-down menu will become accessible only if the zoom ratio is 1.0.  (See Screenshot 8-1.)  To see it yourself, if you resize the window by grabbing and pulling its right-bottom corner further, this drop-down menu will become disabled.  (See Screenshot 8-2.)

 

 

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Screenshot 8-1

 

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This update will allow the user to pick the color of a pixel that they click over the graphic viewer, and the application will return a color value.  You can use this feature only if the current zoom ratio is 1.0.  In order to go back to original dimensions, you can simply click on the Normal button that is available on the Properties window or choose Image > View > 100%. 

Set the color mode to Hexadecimal color, for example.  (See Screenshot 8-3.)  Now, if you click anywhere on the graphic viewer, you will hear a short audio sound.  It's an indication that CopyReady has saved color information.  So you can now just press Command + Paste on a text document to see it.  (See Screenshot 8-4.)  What you get is a hexadecimal representation of color information on the pixel you've clicked on.  You can also get RGB and HSV representations, as shown in Screenshot 8-5, if you set the color mode to RGB color and HSV color, respectively.

 

 

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Screenshot 8-3

 

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Screenshot 8-5

 

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Another set of new features that is available with this update is the ability of users to send text copy items directly to TextEdit and Microsoft Word.  If you right-button-click (or control-click) on a text copy item, you will see two new commands.  Send It To TextEdit is always available while Send It To MS Word will become available only if Microsoft Word is currently running.  If you select Send It To TextEdit, for example, CopyReady will launch TextEdit, if it's not running yet, and create a new document and then paste the selected text copy item on it.  (See Screenshot 8-6.)  Similarly, if you select Send It To MS Word, CopyReady will create a new Word document and paste the selected text copy itme on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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